How to Stop Getting College Emails

Once they finish the PSAT test, future students start receiving emails from dozens of colleges. The main reason for that is a checkbox on the PSAT test that students fill out, agreeing to receive college emails. 

Though it can be quite useful to have all the information in one place, receiving too many emails can be quite overwhelming—even irritating—especially for students who have already made up their mind regarding college education. 

College emails should not be a nightmare because there are options to unsubscribe from them. DoNotPay is a robot lawyer—the best in the world—and it is at your service to help you deal with spam emails. 

Learn How to Stop Getting College Emails and Get Rid of Spam With DoNotPay

DoNotPay is there for you whenever you need it. To get rid of college email spam, you just need to follow these simple steps:

  1. Log into your DoNotPay account from any web browser or iOS device
  2. Select the Spam Collector option
  3. Type your email address to connect it with DoNotPay
  4. Next time you receive a spam email, you need to forward it to spam@donotpay.com  

That’s all there is to it. DoNotPay will unsubscribe you from unwanted mailing lists automatically, so you won’t have to worry about receiving spam emails from those senders ever again. 

In case there’s a class-action lawsuit against the sender, DoNotPay will send you a notification, so you can join the suit if you are up for it. If the settlement is reached, you will see a flag in a Spam Collector tab on your DoNotPay dashboard, which means that you can get class member compensation money.

Unsubscribing From College Emails ManuallyUnsubscribing With DoNotPay
  • An arduous, time-consuming process
  • You’d be unsubscribing from a specific mailing list, but not from the senders
  • You won’t know if there’s a class-action lawsuit
  • Fast and easy
  • Never receive emails from the same college again
  • An opportunity to join a Class Action lawsuit against the sender and receive compensation

Keep Your Inbox Spam-Free With DoNotPay

Aside from helping you get rid of unwanted emails quickly and easily, we’re here to educate you on other spam-related issues, so you will be in a better position to protect yourself from unsolicited emails. Here’s what we have prepared for you:

Why Are You Getting College Emails in the First Place?

When taking the PSAT test, future college students can opt to share their email addresses with the College Board. Colleges can then purchase the list of PSAT-takers from the College Board to gain access to students’ contact information and send them promotional material and information regarding scholarship programs.

Most students don’t want to miss out on scholarship offers, and they see no harm in sharing their contact information. The trouble is, there are over 3000 colleges in the United States, and some of them have well-established marketing programs. Many of them even hire marketing agencies to manage their email marketing campaigns and track students’ responses. 

According to College Transitions, a number of colleges believe that purchasing hundreds of thousands of email addresses and casting a wide net will yield the best results. Other colleges only buy email addresses of students that have offered specific indications regarding particular educational programs.

For example, suppose you have filled out that you are interested in a particular field, and you start receiving emails from colleges that offer programs that meet your interests. In that case, you can be sure that at least those institutions are reaching out to you in response to your stated interest. 

Keep in mind that SAT/ACT scores can also influence who you receive emails from. But even in that case, colleges may send emails to students who don’t meet their criteria. It might happen that a particular college purchases email addresses of students who scored a 1200 or below on the SAT, but their average SAT for accepting students is above 1400. 

Regardless of what a particular college’s mailing practice might be, if you’ve shared your email address on the PSAT test, the chances are that you’ll receive dozens of promotional emails from various colleges daily. 

How to Unsubscribe From College Emails

If you want to stop receiving emails from colleges, follow these steps:

  1. Open the email you received from a particular college
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the message
  3. Click on the unsubscribe link (it will take you to the college board website)
  4. Unclick the Student Search Service button

From that moment, that particular college will no longer send you promotional emails, but the other 50 or so colleges will. You would have to unsubscribe from every single sender if you wanted to keep your inbox spiffing clean. 

Are College Emails Spam?

Not all college emails can be classified as spam. Some colleges and universities send relevant, valuable content via email, and only do so periodically. Then there are ones that send you the same promotional material over and over again, annoying you to the core and clogging your inbox. 

Though you have filled out that you would like to receive information from colleges, you have probably left some additional indications regarding your interests. Some colleges will take this into consideration. Others will not, and they will send dull, generic emails, hoping to attract as many students as possible. 

That said, the best description could be that college emails are advertisements. They are created in a way to attract you by explaining what their offer is and what you can achieve if you become their student. 

It’s ultimately up to you to pick and choose which colleges you want to continue receiving the emails from. With DoNotPay, this becomes a breeze—you just forward unwanted emails to us, and we’ll unsubscribe you from the associated collage’s mailing list in seconds.

How to Get Rid Of Physical Junk Mail—DoNotPay Steps up to the Task!

Both spam emails and physical junk mail can be more than irritating. Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of your physical junk mail—practically in no time. All you should do is take a snapshot of the physical junk mail you received and send it to DoNotPay. The process is quite simple:

  1. Go to the DoNotPay in your web browser or iOS app and choose the DoNotMail option
  2. Click on the Enroll Now button
  3. Upload a photo of unwanted mail and send it to spam@donotpay.com 

That’s it! You’re soon to be free from any unwanted physical junk mail that is making you crazy. Using the DoNotMail option, you’ll protect the environment from unnecessary junk and yourself from scams. In case of a successful class action settlement against the sender, you may even get compensation—up to 500 dollars!

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